The official UFC website reported today, that Patrick Cote vs Thiago Alves has been added to UFC 210. The card is headlined by Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, as they look to run it back on April 8 in Buffalo, NY. Two high profile guys like Pat and Thiago are a great addition to an already good looking UFC 210 card.
Scheduled fights at UFC 210 so far.
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi
Thiago Alves vs Patrick Cote
Patrick Cummins vs. Jan Błachowicz
Shane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Irene Aldana
Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira
Kamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland
With a career that has been plagued by injuries and losses coming at inopportune times, Thiago finds himself at a crossroad. Once considered the #1 contender at welterweight, he fought Georges St Pierre to a losing decision for the title. Thiago had rattled off seven straight wins to get to that point and since then, has gone 4-6. He has lost two in a row and he attempted to compete at 155 pounds, in his last fight. Thiago is enormous and making the move back welterweight is the logical choice after his failed experiment at 155 pounds. He’s gotten injured too many times to count, has missed weight twice, he’s won four performance bonuses, and tested positive for a banned substance. When Thiago is up, he is way up and when he’s down, he’s way down.
Speaking of enormous welterweights, Patrick Cote is one of them. Pat made his UFC debut against Tito Ortiz as a light heavyweight. Since dropping to welterweight, Pat has endured tremendous success and gone 5-2. After losing his last fight to the most incredible Cowboy Cerrone we’ve ever seen, Pat was ready to fight immediately. He has been calling out Jake Ellenberger the past few moths over social media, but to no avail. The UFC were able to get him Thiago and it should be a tremendous fight.
Alves and Cote is a fantastic match-up on a card which keeps getting increasingly better.